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New bike for paper boy Jake, victim of thieves
11:35am Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
THIS was the moment paper boy Jake Harrison-Green was given a brand new bike after his own was stolen.
Jake, 15, of Thanet Road, York, was delivering newspapers in the Dringhouses area on July 27 when a man ran across the road and stole his bike.
Local businessman David Tysall, of Response Marketing, Castlegate, saw a previous piece in The Press and decided to buy Jake a new bike.
David said: “It broke my heart when I read it. The fact that he is a young lad who is working should be rewarded rather than punished.”
David bought a new mountain bike from Halfords to replace Jake’s Carrera Valour bike.
JG Windows Ltd, of Malton Road, York, donated accessories for the bike.
Jake was thrilled when he found out someone wanted to buy him a bike.
He said: “It is really kind of them both. I never thought my bike would get nicked in the first place.”
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